Read on about police SHUTTING DOWN Idris Elba open auditions…
The ‘Luther’ actor advertised looking for people to star as “paid extras” in his latest movie and BAM hundreds of people showed up. It didn’t last long for Elba since the auditions got shut down by police.
The 44-year-old actor posted this video on his Instagram which caused the massive turnout:
“The response for the open casting has been unbelievable. Thank you so much for sharing the info and for coming down. We’ve only got until 9pm and already I’m asked to shut it down because of the numbers. I don’t want to shut it down but it’s looking very likely. I’m just being honest with you guys. I am really worried that anyone who comes down tonight will not get seen. For those who are standing in the cold thank you for coming to support me but don’t be surprised if we don’t see you.”
To fix the situation, Idris Elba put forward an alternative solution. He told his fans to send head shots of themselves to firstname.lastname@example.org and he promised they will look at everyone who submits a photo.
The event was advertised as a chance to work on a film based in the Afro-Caribbean community in Hackney in 1983. London Metropolitan Police told BBC Newsbeat that they were called at around 6pm and agreed with organizers to close the auditions.
A spokesperson said:
“Officers attended the location and spoke with staff. A planned event – an audition – was cancelled by the organizers following discussion with police.”